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bombed before. there have been attacks throughout kandahar before, the environments around the city are still unsafe, that we have a reporter who works for us in kandahar city. he won't drive to areas outside the city where the surge really plaid out. it's not safe enough for him, never mind westerners. we can never go to those places. so, okay, i guess it's better than it was before -- better than it was at the height of the surge, but it's not much better, and it's probably more violent than it was in 2009 and 2008 before the surge. so it does raise our question, what did we accomplish? >> and that is a real question. >> yeah. >> what's your answer to that. as someone who spends a lot of time here, what did we accomplish? >> there are areas that are much safer. they really are. but they're not safe enough, yet. and that's the thing. we're leaving now. and is this done, is it ready to hand over to the afghans? every general says, well, the question is sustainability. can we sustain it? we're going to find out this summer and next summer. and i don't think, it's a very -- it's an op
the city, it is so unsafe we have a reporter in afghan that works for us in kandahar city. won't drive where the surge is played out. if it is not safe enough for him, never mind westerners. we can never go to those places. it is better than it was at the height of the surge. it was more violent nan 2than i was under 2008, 2009. >> what is your answer it that, when someone spends a lot of time here, what did we accomplish. >> there are areas much safer, but not safe enough yet. that's the thing. we are leaving now and is this done? is it ready to hand over to the afghans? the general says, the question is sustainability. can we sustain it. we will find out next summer and i don't think -- it is an open question. >> and you just heard the secretary of defense say we've had success in disrupting al qaeda. he is saying, we're on the path. he is careful to say that. that the reality when the u.s. leaves, how big is the risk that this place again becomes a sanctuary for terrorism or whatever word you want to put on it? >> i don't blame american officials to paint a rosey pictures. it is not
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